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A Weekend Itinerary for the Ultimate Summer Girls’ Trip

The VanderMarck Boutique Hotel

Girls’ Getaway in Collingwood, The Blue Mountains & Wasaga Beach 

Friday Evening in the Town of Collingwood

Arrive in Collingwood on Friday evening and get ready to kick off a fun weekend with the girls! Start by checking into The Vandermarck, a luxurious boutique hotel located in Collingwood, just off Hurontario Street. Choose from studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites depending on the size of your group. With such close proximity to Collingwood’s busy downtown, there are so many unique restaurant, bar, and shopping options to explore.

Next stop, dinner! A short 5 minute walk from The Vandermarck will land you at Black Bellows Brewing Company. Embrace the culture of this blacksmith shop turned brewery, and enjoy delicious food with a handcrafted brew. Don’t be afraid to explore the social scenes downtown and enjoy a drink (or two) at one of the unique bars. Indulge in an extravagant caesar from the 1858 Caesar Bar, or head upstairs to enjoy a margarita in the chic lounge at the Hiddenhare Tequila & Oyster Lounge. All within walking distance from The Vandermarck, you and the girls are sure to get into some fun!

1858 Caesar Bar
1858 Caesar Bar
black bellows
Black Bellows Brewing Company

Saturday Morning in the Town of Collingwood

Start the morning off right with a quick walk around the corner to @espressopost to fuel up for a big day ahead! Treat yourself to delicious coffee, along with a pastry or sandwich. Before heading out for the day, walk a little further down the street to stop by the Collingwood Farmers’ Market and see what the local vendors have to offer. The market features a variety of items including fresh produce and baked goods, and runs every Saturday morning from 8am to 1pm until Thanksgiving.

Saturday Afternoon in the Town of The Blue Mountains

Throw on your bathing suit and get ready for a fun afternoon with Free Spirit Tours on the Apple Pie Trail Paddle and Wine excursion! Head 25 minutes west of Collingwood to Free Spirit’s Beaver River location in Heathcote. Embark on a 1 hour guided paddle down the river, and then catch the shuttle bus for a short drive to Georgian Hills Vineyards. From there, you will have the opportunity to try a variety of different wine and food pairings, and really experience Georgian Bay’s growing wine region.
Georgian Hills Vineyards | Luxe Picnic
Georgian Hills Vineyards
Free Spirit paddle
Free Spirit Tours

Saturday Evening in Wasaga Beach 

Head to Wasaga Beach’s Main End to finish off this fun-filled day at Shaka Wasaga Boat Cruise! Kick back and relax with your girls on this tropical, floating tiki bar. This one or two hour boat cruise of Georgian Bay begins in the Nottawasaga River and is truly an experience like no other. Enjoying a cold beverage and watching the sunset from the middle of the Bay will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation! Go online to reserve your spot and click here to pre-order food for your experience. 

Shaka Wasaga Boat Cruise
Shaka Wasaga Boat Cruise
Lakeside Seafood & Grill

Sunday Morning in the Town of Collingwood

Kick off the morning by soaking up the sun on the patio at Lakeside Seafood & Grill. On weekends only, they offer a special brunch menu. What better way to start the day than by enjoying local cuisine while overlooking Georgian Bay and the Collingwood Harbour?

Sunday Afternoon in the Town of The Blue Mountains

Before travelling home, spend the day on a mini self care vacation at the Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain. Unwind and relax in the outdoor Thermal Baths while surrounded by nature, or book a massage to relieve stress and receive complimentary access to the baths. Nothing says “girls’ weekend” like a little pampering! In order to avoid disappointment, be sure to reserve your spot online here.
Scandinav Spa
Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain
spa day friends girls

We hope you have a fun and safe time exploring South Georgian Bay! Share your memories with us by tagging @SGeorgianBay on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

Planning to visit South Georgian Bay in the near future? Please contact individual businesses to confirm method and hours of operation and plan ahead by making reservations when possible. Visit our “Know Before You Go” page by clicking here.

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